The Emmaus Archive Institute is a not-for-profit organization promoting the legacy of Bernard Huijbers and Huub Oosterhuis creating a library for preservation and a laboratory for innovation. The music of Bernard Huijbers and poetry of Huub Oosterhuis represent a vital part in the emergent history of liturgical music in the Christian world; epitomize the musical movement and the goals of the Second Vatican Council; and are in and of themselves a thesaurus of theological, poetic, and semiotic reflections. Their work inspired subsequent generations of liturgical musicians, religious composers, choirs and churchgoers, and brought the values and goals of the Second Vatican Council to a reality in modern liturgy. We believe the works in these collections must be maintained and studied as living works and heard and sung by generations to come.

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